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  1. Thread: Bijan: Men

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Bijan: Men

    O.k. I need to eat a little crow here concerning my previous comments on Bijan.
    About two weeks ago, my wife brought be some handmade soap back from a business trip to Memphis.
    I used the soap in...
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    Re: best grapefruit....

    There is quite a bit of grapefruit in the original Liz Claiborn for men.
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    Re: Bed time fragrance

    SN calms me down nicely.
  4. Is it me, or does Angel and A*Men smell the same

    I sampled Angel for women today and I swear it smelled almost identical to A*men.
    Did I miss something, or are these two essentially the same juice? I think I would consider both gourmand unisex...
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    Re: Natural or not??

    Niche fragrances dont last longer than mass produced fragrances in general.
    As a matter of fact I've found that they are just about the same or slightly less in staying power.
    The real strength of...
  6. Re: What fragrance note is there not enough of ?

    I agree on the bay note but not so much that you immediately associate it with bay rum after shave. I've heard that Havana by Aramis does a good job with this note.
  7. What fragrance note is there not enough of ?

    I enjoy the notes of Mace, Cardamom, Spicy Carnation, Bay, Rich Leather, Galbanum, Rosewood in fragrances.
    I dont come across these notes that often in fragrances I sample.

    I really enjoy it when...
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    Re: Males Wearing Female Fragrances.

    Wear womens fragrances or don't based on what you like.
    Be true to yourself and let the chips fall where they may. ;)
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    Re: looking for every day frag

    Quasar or Quasar Adventure Jesus del Pozo

    Compliments abound when I wear either one.
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    Re: Need "expert" advice

    D'zing !
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    Re: 1-12 Halston a lost american classic

    I was right there with you at Dixie Electric.
    I would have been wearing Polo, 1-12, Sex Appeal, The Baron, Royal Copenhagen and so on.
    That was a great decade with many hot sultry fragrant nights.
  12. Re: Natural and synthetic composition breakdown

    If a fragrance contains all natural ingrediants, generally speaking it will only be as strong and last as long as it takes the natural molecules to evaporate or disperse. As you probably know,...
  13. Thread: Bijan: Men

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Bijan: Men

    Oh my, boring? Maybe lacking complexity but definitely not boring.
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    By boring, I mean a lack of developement . It's like the brashness of One Man Show, but with One Man Show you know...
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    Re: Price Your Collection

    at least ;D $2000, but I've never regreted the money just some of the choices. :o
  15. Thread: Bijan: Men

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Bijan: Men

    There was something if I remember correctly in Guess for Men that reminded my of Bijan.

    The thing is, that I've owned both at one time or other and they were brash and boring after the intitial...
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    Re: Opium or Casran???

    Both are unique and worth a place in your wardrobe but if I had to choose one first it would be Opium.
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    Re: Males Wearing Female Fragrances.

    The only thing that separates Mens and Womens fragrances for the most part is the amount and variation of floral notes.
    Fruit and sweet notes like Vanilla and Tonka Bean are used a little more...
  18. Re: fragrance for a man that doesn't like fragranc

    Monsieur de Givenchy Nothing but fresh & clean
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    Re: Walter Wolf Parfums

    There were 3 formulations in that series Leather, wood and steel. All were very nice scents and ahead of there time.
    I owned the series in 1981. The description on the packaging for the steel...
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    Re: Best fragrance for raunchy sex

    L'Autre Diptyque = Dirty Sex in a bottle
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    Re: What's the best cologne for a streetfight?

    One Man Show Bogart Hands Down!
  22. Re: Any "Dark Hell" and "Angry, Moody" ideas?

    You listen to me and listen closely.

    Layer Yatagan as your base coat with Salvador Dali PH on top and that will about as Hellishly Moody as you need but................If you are willing to take...
  23. Thread: Agua Brava

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    Re: Agua Brava

    Agua Brava is one of those fragrances that works on many levels Cheap but Sexy
    Manly yet Inviting

    I only wish they made a Edp version so it would...
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    Re: The Baron and Dolce & Gabbana

    I've noticed almost identical dry downs between English Leather and The Baron.

    Whatever leather component they both incorporate seems to be the same.

    I realize they smell nothing alike...
  25. Re: New here - love this site. Chrome or Magnetism

    Personally I've never understood the appeal of Chrome. To me its a non-scent.
    Magnetism on the other hand is a rich sultry scent with complexity, that last for hours.
  26. Re: I MISS THESE FRAGRANCES and I dont know why

    I also miss Ginseng for men by Jovan. Not the new N.R.G crap, but the old school version in the black bottle. If it were released now it would probably be a hit. I could easily see this fragrance...
  27. I MISS THESE FRAGRANCES and I dont know why

    Sometimes I'm not sure what causes my longing for these scents.
    I believe its partially the nostalgia and the fond memories of these fragrances.
    There were really some *wonderfully unique scents...
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    Re: I am upset with Molinard Homme I

    I've yet to find a Moliard fragrance for men that last's more than a couple of hours and I've tried 3 of them.
  29. Re: So I told my mom I want to pursue perfumery...

    Get your education and pursue the perfumery on the side until it becomes more practical economically to move into perfumery as a career. Thats what I'm doing now and slowly but surely it's working...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22 December 2005

    YAT Again I just keep coming back ! ;D
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    Re: doctoring a commercial frag

    Sometimes you can add amber resin , benzoin and something like patchouli in small amounts and it will cause the other oils to "bind" together and bring the other fragrance components back into the...
  32. Re: Identify this bottle from Don Juan DeMarco

    It's Halston Limited alright. I remember a lady behind the fragrance counter back in the 80's telling me that the reason the cologne was named Limited ,was because it will only appeal to a limited...
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    Re: Ever been caught sniffing your own aroma?

    I sniff down my shirt as well as my wrists numerous times a day ,everyday.
    I figured those around me just accepted it as a idiosyncrasy.
    I guess I didn't consider it that unusual since I smell...
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    Re: Is Creed niche?

    Could it be that any fragrance you wear is a niche if someone ask you: what fragrance are you wearing and you say... you dont remember or you forgot or Brut or Its Right Gaurd deodorant or whatever...
  35. Thread: Sung Homme

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Sung Homme

    francois, Your right abot the hashness of Alred Sung.

    I would say that it's got a staying power, especially in the top notes that would rival almost anything

    on the market. It just...
  36. Versace Dreamer and Jacomo Aura Similarities

    Sprayed Versace Dreamer as my SOTD and remembered that I had something in my wardrobe that was somehow similar but not exact.

    It was Jacomo Aura in that modern looking square lime colored bottle...
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    Re: Mysore sandalwoods?

    I also enjoy the C&E Mysore Sandalwood. It does have a soapy spicy edge to it. Its almost like theres a carnation note in there just beneath the Sandalwood. It has a real traditional aire like most...
  38. Re: Have you ever thrown a scent in the garbage bi

    In the early 90's I had a bottle of the original Jordache for Men in my car. You know , just to freshen up a bit after work .

    I finally realized I couldnt endure this scent anymore after about 6...
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    Re: What did you wear in college?

    POLO 1-12 THE BARON Eau Savage 3rd Man *Aramis900 * * Sex Appeal *Blue Stratos * * Grey Flanel Nino Cerutti

    *Krizia Uomo Paco Rabanne * *R&G *L' HOMME *AD ...
  40. Thread: Fleece

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Fleece

    I once sprayed about 4 squirts of Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene (1976) on a wool sweater the year was 1980 ( fall )

    I kid you not, you could smell traces of grey flannel on that garment for at...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 4 November 2005

    Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent
    the cinnamon and mace combined with the wood notes reminds me of the holidays.
  42. Re: I want reco's on strong 80's type fragrances..

    Matchabelli for Men Prince Matchabelli 1982 What a stinker as I recall my senior year of highschool.


    This is the male eqivalent to the...
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    Re: A spicy cedar

    I highly recommend this fragrance if you are looking for a juniper,cedar masterpiece. You wont be dissapointed :D


    ...
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    Re: A coworrker has an odd aroma....

    If your co-worker would wash his ass and his clothes.......in that specified order mind you. Then an application of Kouros would be a welcomed improvement after what you've endured. ;D
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    Re: Caron's Yatagan - Too Much For A Woman?

    Not as blackhearted as most imply on this site. I think you might enjoy the dry woodiness of this one. It will probably be the first fragrance you have worn that contains a prominant worm wood note,...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday November 2

    Casran love the sweetness of the cherries over a woody base ;D
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    Re: Zino vs. Heritage

    Zino has balls of longevity that refuse to be squashed ! I'm wearing Heritage today and can easily detect the similarities

    to Zino but the scent seems faint on my skin after 5 hours . If you...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme

    I may be off my hinges, but Gucci Pour Homme smells like a combination of Piper Nigrum AND Santal Noble.

    I mean almost exact if you take the best attributes of PN AND SN and (water) them down a...
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    Re: Why do we use fragrance?

    By expressing individuality I did not mean to imply wearing something brash and over spraying to the point of being obnoxius.

    Vicomte, please dont tell me that you do not choose your SOTD by the...
  50. Re: What Should I wear to Motley Crue/Rolling Ston

    Jacomo de Jacomo Macho Noir!
  51. Re: Let's name some REALLY hard to find fragrances

    lest we forget Versailles pour Homme by Jean Desprez (1980).... would love a decant of this one.
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    Re: Azzaro CHROME : * What am I missing ?

    Thanks to all who replied to my question.

    I've decided that the thing that soured me on Chrome was its completely linear nature and its inoffensive synthetic freshness. I figured out why I...
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    Azzaro CHROME :   What am I missing ?

    I've sampled this fragrance 4 times now.
    Twice on a tester strip and twice applied to my wrist at a fragrance counter.

    To me it smells like a fresh version of (thin air with touch of citrus and...
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    Re: BASENOTES DISCOVERY

    I was looking for the " cologneguy " website. I had enjoyed that site several years earlier and started doing a web search last year and somehow came across basenotes.com.
    What a great find!!

    To...
  55. Re: how you rate salvadore dali fragrances??

    IMO LAGUNA is a must have ( think aqua metallic) no aqauqtic scent I've sampled has this characteristic and SD Pour Homme is similar to Zino on first sniff except for the dominant rubber note in the...
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    Re: Whats the deal with Drakkar Noir?

    TO ME IT HAS ALWAYS SMELLED LIKE A BOTTLED VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL Coast deodarant soap.

    If you walk into a bathroom after someone has showered and used Coast the similarity to the fragrance...
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    Re: Help identifying a note...

    I think it could be (Lavandula hybrida) more commonly known as lavendin or lavadin.

    The reason I say this is that this hybrid of lavendar (lavandin) and lavendar are used interchangably in...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron

    smells like someones (idea ) of leather mixed with clean sweat to me....I like it ...reminds me of my grandpa...and if theres a predominant plum note in there I'll eat my frickin hat. ;D
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    Re: Musty, mildew accord.

    Sometimes when you start blending synthetics you never know what chemical composition you might create or how it will react unless you are a master chemist. I'm certainly not.

    Its for this reason...
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    Re: infusion/distillation make my own oil???

    Take 4 teabags
    Empty them into a glass container that has a resealable lid like those used for canning. Dont leave the tea in the bags
    Just cover the tea leaves with grain alcohol. Should be about...
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    Re: carnation geranium?

    Z-14 BY Halston is a good example of geranium used in the heartnote of a masculine fragrance and 1-12 Halston is an example of an excellent use of carnation in the heartnote.
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    Re: And now its 39....

    Zino Davidoff or 3rd Man Caron
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    Re: what cologne would yall suggest

    Jacomo Rouge
    A little treasure thats very inexpensive (spray lightly)


    Rochas Man is a good choice as well.
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    Re: I've designed a frag, can anyone craft it?

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    Re: Coco Mademoiselle

    One of my all time favs for womens fragrances and my wife loves it too and wears it often.

    Its not masculine enough for my taste in the aspect of the floral notes. I think I would feel a little...
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    Re: A "winter" accord HELP!

    I suggest you oakmoss sparingly as it will quickly dominate a fragrance if too much is added. You can find it on ebay from a company on that site called gemlite and its not too expensive.
    I've...
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    Re: I've designed a frag, can anyone craft it?

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    Eau d'Hermès by Hermès (1951)

    I recently tried to purchase this fragrance from a perfume distributor down in Florida but after 2 months of being back ordered I gave up and cancelled the order ,now I'm wondering about it.
    Should...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18 October

    Jacomo de Jacomo in the new bottle. Not nearly as potent as th solid black bottle I owned in the mid 90's but still a great woody ,clove fragrance.
  70. Re: Does the Type of Soap Used Affect Fragrance?

    I sometimes make cold process soap. This method combines water, lye and various vegetable oils or lard. This is the only true soap. Most things we buy from the grocery store are not soaps in fact but...
  71. Re: If I like Bandit AND L'Autre whats next ?

    The version I have is the edp . It seems to have great longevity and there is a note of new vinyl or treated leather that I've never smelled in any other fragrance.

    I think that this part of the...
  72. If I like Bandit AND L'Autre whats next ?

    I'm not sure what it is, but I seem to have a bent for some of the more quirky fragrances like Bandit (Piguet) and L'Autre (Diptyque). I'm also starting to enjoy D'zing more everytime I wear it.
    To...
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    Re: Cedar and lime together: not so good

    Vanilla would bridge the gap if you used more of it than the Cedar and Lime. Maybe some Benzoin and Amber Resin would help build a harmonius chord. I can also see a bit of Ylang Ylang giving these 2...
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    Carnation would be a note you may enjoy experimenting with in a blend like this. And just a (small) amount of Jasmine or Ylang Ylang helps to smooth out the composition of citrus and woods as well as...
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    Re: I've designed a frag, can anyone craft it?

    There is another good mint for blending called cornmint. It smells similar to peppermint ,but not quite as sharp. For me it blends well with lavander and woody essential oils as well as black pepper...
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    Re: SOTD FRIDAY 14 OCT 2005

    Magnetism for Men by Escada

    For what ever reason this one always inspires my wife to comment on how good I smell.
    There is some soft (purple) note in this fragrance that makes...
  77. Re: Ordering my first MPG--Need help deciding!

    Ive been debating if Santal Noble is a must have and I'm still undecided. However if could choose an MPG today it would be my first choice . It is a nice comfortable scent with fairly good longevity...
  78. Re: Help, i need a scent that smacks you in the fa

    Aramis
    Fendi Uomo
    One Man Show ( a given)
    Yatagan
    Jacomo de Jacomo ( serious balls)
    Antaeus
    Iquitos
    Bel Ami
    Polo Original
    Bijan
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    Making a Good FRAGRANCE *Great !

    What cologne do you own thats just a tick shy of being a truly great fragrance ?

    What is the missing component or note that would take the scent to new heights ?

    For me Bel Ami Hermes needs...
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday, October 11

    Sung Homme by Alfred Sung (1988) Nice Old School fragrance if applied lightly.
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    Re: Marylin Manson perfume

    When its all said and done this Goth poser wants to smell good just like most.

    If he was true to his image the fragrance would smell like Mortuary Flesh , Blood and Brooding, with Angst as the...
  82. Re: What's the oldest vintage in your wardrobe?

    A Huge bottle of Varon Dandy 1927 when I say huge I mean about 1 litre
  83. Re: Which one is THE most controversial on B'notes

    I voted for YSL - Kouros However when the topic of Bandit pops up, there is always controversy.
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    Re: Driest, woody fragrances you can think of

    Fendi Uomo by Fendi (1988) Harsh dry wood :P
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    Re: SOTD, Monday October 10

    Heritage Guerlain What a wonderfully comfortable scent thats not boring.
  86. Thread: winner

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    Re: winner

    D'Zing has that intangible little kicker that is rarely found in any fragrance, that makes it a must have scent.

    Piper is an awesome fragrance in its own rite but it doesn't have that illusive...
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    Re: SOTD Friday October 7

    Iceberg Twice for the first time. :)
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    Re: If money were no object...

    Ditto This sounds like the illusive unattainable 2 month dream vaction I've always wanted to take... before I'm to
    old to enjoy it.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5 October

    Tamerisk Mary Kay This stuff is so "old school cool" it's amazing. If you can find it ,buy it.
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    Re: What's your best buy?

    Bought the large bottle of A*men in the refillabe silver decanter for $27 on ebay and it was 99%full of cologne
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    Re: Portos - Balenciaga

    Very dissapointed that this true classic is discontinued while lesser generic crap lines fragrance counters world wide.
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    Re: Best Alfred Dunhill

    Royal Yacht by a long shot, then of course Blend 30
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    Re: Fragrance TV commercials you remember?

    I'll run the risk of dating myself by saying that one of the first commercials for a fragrance I remember is Hai Karate.

    The bookworm guy fighting of the beautiful women in the library with karate...
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    Re: SotD, Monday October 3

    Cuiron Pour Homme Not flashy ,but very nice. Despite the description I never really smell the plum note

    or what I consider a plum fragrance...
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    Re: Is Bel Ami worth purchasing blind?

    IMO This is one of the most masculine fragrances on the market.
    To my nose its along the same lines as Aramis, Yatagan ( wormwood note) and other similar woody, leather fragrances. note: Bel Ami...
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    Re: She said, "You smell wonderful!"

    This is one of the best tobacco dominant fragrances available.
    If you smoke a pipe this is the perfect compliment to the wonderful fragrant billows of top shell pipe smoke.
    I smoked some...
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    Re: Your fragrances and your pets

    My dog as a habit of taking my underware out of the (to be washed) laundry basket.
    I dont spray cologne in my nether regions, so I guess old Truffle likes the fragrance of my bum! :o
  98. Thread: Bijan: Men

    by smellitnow
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    Re: Bijan: Men

    This cologne is almost 25 years old and back in the early 80's it was one of the most exspensive colognes on the market for men. Bijan must have spent 1/2 million dollars advertising in GQ magazine...
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    Re: Strong and powdery fragrances for men

    Royal Secret Cologne by Five Star Fragrance Co. for Men This one of the sweetest powdery fragrances I've come across . I mean it leaves almost everything else in the (dust) in the powdery catagory....
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    Tabac Man (2000) opinions

    Has anyone tried the fragrance Tabac Man by Mäurer & Wirtz .
    I'm not a huge fan of the original Tabac for Men so I'm wondering if this is similar
    It has quite a laundry list of fragance notes in...
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